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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 05 June, 2021, 09:06:22 AM »
At the other end of the scale, very amusing Japanese Zombie movie "One Cut of the Dead"  is well worth 90 minutes of your time. Just make sure you go in cold, avoid all spoilers and know only the brief synopsis that a small indie film crew making a Zombie film, get attacked by Zombies...

More like "One cut of the... <<insert name of something fantastic>>".  Pizza? Freshly baked Granary bread? Tarka Daal? Hummous? The view of Arran you get from Cumbrae as you round the top of the island having cycled anti-clockwise out of Millport? A cold beer on a hot summer's day? A hot coffee on a cold winter's morn? Ten minutes undisturbed in your favourite armchair? That girl in the brown Elesse top that I danced with thirty years ago in Sankey's Soap...

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 05 June, 2021, 08:53:03 AM »

robot zombie? If it's the blink and you miss it bit I'm thinking about, I rationalized that as the effect of one of Guzman's incendiary/tracer bullets in a headshot.

Anyway, not a lot more to be said... it's pretty much Aliens with Zombies. Waaay too long for no reason. And pretty dull for the two hours between the marvellous opening titles and the climax.

More like  "Shit of the dead".

Film & TV / Re: 'Fear the walking dead' - Whats the verdict so far?
« on: 29 May, 2021, 11:21:52 AM »

Spoilers? He's still alive as I watch it.

Film & TV / Re: 'Fear the walking dead' - Whats the verdict so far?
« on: 29 May, 2021, 11:20:44 AM »
Oh and I don't know if it's a COVID thing but some shots in Season 5 really look like the actors aren't in the same location... just a hint of green screen around some of them. I am aware that TV shows sometimes use special effects shots for something mundane like a character at a bus-stop but some of these seem quite noticeable. Or more likely my eyesight is going.

Ps: Day of the Dead is shit!

Film & TV / Re: 'Fear the walking dead' - Whats the verdict so far?
« on: 29 May, 2021, 11:13:04 AM »
I'm continuing through Season 5 of Fear The Walking Dead and like the parent show, it continues to delight and frustrate in equal measure.

Delighting you have Lennie James who can grab you by the heartstrings with just an "Ummm" and a glance to the side as in 210 Words Per Minute (Episode 10 I think where he and Grace are in a shopping mall).

Frustrating are the pathetic shark villain of Logan/Matt Frewer (a non-Lethal version of The Governor/Negan), ott cheese (John Dorie's trick shot*) and storylines you know will only last three episodes otherwise they've painted themselves into a corner (e.g Alicia's conscientious objection).

But overall, I'm still on board as the diverse cast resembles that of Superstore more and more. We just need a fussy Mateo in there now.

* if the "splitting the bullet" trick shot had actually been that; a trick (maybe two shots fired very quickly in succession) then I'd have bought it more. And hey, that might have even added a more believable theme about things not being what they seem in Humbug Gulch. I suppose John Dorrie character relies on a charming performance from Garret Dillahunt and you just rolling with the unbelievableness of his character. Which mostly, I do.

Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 26 May, 2021, 10:01:43 PM »
I right enjoyed that. Cracking cover and Dredd. Pandora and Future Shock also really good. Anderson and Department K serviceable. Would have preferred less Dreddworld. But well done Joko Jargo

Prog / Re: Prog 2231 - Take Cover, Citizens!
« on: 15 May, 2021, 07:11:40 PM »
A good start and glorious art on DREDD but I do prefer it when stories focus in citizens I can root for rather than crime lords or their heirs. But as Tordels points out, she does seem conflicted so glad to see where this goes.

Announcements / Re: Dave Evans, R.I.P.
« on: 07 May, 2021, 08:10:48 PM »
 Yeah, that was a great night.

Here's a tiny touch of his nurturing genius: I'd written a Judge Dredd/Numbskulls mash-up and Dave kindly did the character designs and drew it. I was so chuffed when he showed me that Dredd's eyes were little Mechanismo units. Hadn't even occurred to me and instantly gave me the idea for the first strip.

Announcements / Re: Dave Evans, R.I.P.
« on: 07 May, 2021, 02:39:37 PM »
Devastating news. Always a pleasure to see him either behind the Futurequake and Zarjaz table or at the bar. Had another lovely evening in his company at 2019 Thought Bubble. Hard to believe that it's the last.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 May, 2021, 11:14:25 PM »
Neil Marshall's homage to much better post-apocolypse movies. Mean spirited, needlessly gory, badly scripted, poorly choreographed and edited, not even a hint of character in the performances, appalling world building and really cheap looking. I kept waiting for it to kick into gear, it never does.
Doomsday? More like Shitday.

Off Topic / Re: Saint Dolly
« on: 05 May, 2021, 10:49:28 PM »
"It takes a lot of money to look this cheap."

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 May, 2021, 11:21:02 PM »
The Live Aid bit was great. And there is a great story to be told about Mercury and the fantasy existence he created for himself but this certainly isn't it and I fear has scuppered any chance of it being made. Still it got me revisiting Queen's back catalogue after nearly 25 years so I thank it for that.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 May, 2021, 12:25:08 AM »
In nearly all of the world, Coca-cola is the number one selling drink. In Scotland, however, it's Irn Bru.

I suspect you would get a similar situation if you asked about the greatest movie ever made. Most of the world would go for CITIZEN KANE whereas Scotland would vote GREGORY'S GIRL.

Respectively eighty and forty years old they share a common theme of trying to find love in all the wrong places but otherwise are as far apart in style as you can imagine. Despite the age, both are still brilliant.

Even the few lines in GG that might be considered dodgy now aren't too offensive, more a document of the times.

"Tits, bum, fanny... the lot" still makes me laugh. Can younger boarders guess which of the two it is from?

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 30 April, 2021, 01:31:38 PM »
Started Season 5 of THE EXPANSE. I immediately and simultaneously love and loathe the idea of splitting everyone up and the very showy long special effects tracking shots. But still one of my favourite things on streaming and it still makes me shed a tear for modern Star Trek.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 30 April, 2021, 01:28:32 PM »
"...But no doubt, the limp-wristed liberals and do-gooders would have something to say about that..."

Are you in character as a Daily Mail reader here, satirising their attitudes?

Well, I thought my annoyance about de-pipping oranges would have been a hint, but yes, I was speaking in character.  :)

Grand! Thought that was the case. Apologies just me projecting thirty plus year old guilt.

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